Google Chrome is by far the world’s number one browser, not only around the desktop but additionally on mobile. However, the debut of the Chromium-powered Microsoft Edge makes many consider a potential change to Microsoft’s browser, putting Chrome’s domination in danger.
While it’ll probably take many years until Google Chrome actually loses the main spot in the browser world, what’s promising for Microsoft is that the adoption of the new browser keeps increasing, and September 2020 brought another small improvement.
Based on NetMarketShare data for the browser, Microsoft Edge jumped from 8.52% to 8.84%. while Google Chrome, which obviously remains the key choice on the desktop, actually declined from 70.89% to 69.94%.
Firefox also recorded a little growth, with its share of the market rising from 7.11% to 7.19% in September.
The web Explorer demise
More interesting, however, is when Ie just will not die and also were able to increase its share of the market recently.
Exactly the same set of data implies that Microsoft’s classic browser increased from 3.79% to 3.88%, even though the main difference isn’t huge, it comes down at a time once the software giant keeps insisting for users to help make the switch to Microsoft Edge, whatever the Windows version they’re running.
“Internet Explorer is a compatibility solution. We’re not supporting new web standards for this and, even though many sites work fine, developers generally just aren’t testing for Internet Explorer these days. They’re testing on modern browsers. So, when we continued our previous approach, you would find themselves in a predicament where, by optimizing for the stuff you have, you wind up the inability to use new apps as they emerge. As newly discovered apps are coming out with greater frequency, what we want to help you do is avoid having to lose out on a progressively larger portion of the web!” Microsoft previously said.
A Linux form of Microsoft Edge can also be in the works, having a preview expected soon.